It’s time to bid farewell to 2011 and reflect on the milestones of the past year.
We still remain the largest bank in Africa by earnings and assets, and an extremely strong balance sheet.
Our partnership with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has helped us with our commitment to increasing our African footprint. This is working extremely well and to date we have jointly raised in excess of USD5 billion for infrastructure projects in Africa.
We were acknowledged as an industry leader in numerous awards and accolades we received during the year and we were recently recognised as the most trusted company in South Africa in the annual Ask Afrika Trust Barometer Survey.
In addition, Standard Bank Group was ranked number one in the Ask Afrika Sustainability Index and acknowledged by The Banker magazine as the Bank of the Year in Africa.
Thank you for your support and commitment in 2011. We welcome 2012 and 150 years of being in the business.